Biography

I am an Assistant Research Scientist at University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). Before joining UMTRI, I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Michigan Traffic Lab of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, working with Prof. Henry X. Liu. I received the bachelor’s and Ph.D. degrees in the Department of Automation at Tsinghua University, China, in 2014 and 2019, respectively, where I was advised by Prof. Yi Zhang. I was also a visiting Ph.D. student in Civil and Environmental Engineering with the University of Michigan from 2017 to 2019, where I was advised by Prof. Henry X. Liu.

I received the Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award from the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS) in 2020. I am serving various roles in multiple academic organizations, including Member in the SAE On-Road Automated Driving (ORAD) Verification and Validation Task Force, Organizer of the IEEE 2021 Intelligent Vehicles Symposium “Cooperative Driving in Mixed Traffic” Workshop,  and Organizer of the 38th International Conference on Machine Learning “A Blessing in Disguise: The Prospects and Perils of Adversarial Machine Learning” Workshop.

My current research interests lie in developing and validating safety-critical machine learning, particularly for connected and automated vehicle testing and evaluation. On these topics, I have published around 20 articles on refereed journals, including Nature Communications, IEEE Trans. Intell. Transp. Syst., IEEE Trans. Control Syst. Technol., and Transp. Res. Part C Emerg. Technol..

Interests

  • Connected and Automated Vehicle Testing and Evaluation
  • Cooperative Automation
  • Traffic Environment Modeling

Education

  • Ph.D. in Control Science and Engineering, 2019

    Tsinghua University

  • Visiting Scholar in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2017-2019

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

  • B.S. in Automation, 2014

    Tsinghua University

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